The museum was fortunate to have two interns working here over the summer. Jacob Harver, Graduate Student and Christopher Gillett, Undergraduate Student spent the summer researching, writing, and helping out with various projects. Harver worked on Mahoning Movement, a history and interpreted active transportation advocacy project. Gillett assisted archivist Martha Bishop with barcoding and scanning to enhance the catalog records and make more of YHCIL's collection available for online searches. He also compiled research and contributed to the script for a digital exhibit on Steel Mills in the 1960s Mahoning Valley.
Museum Graduate Assistant Interns Brooke Bobovnyik and Hannah Klacik had internships off site. Bobovnyik worked at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Arms Family Museum. She cataloged artifacts for the museum's new storage unit and learned to use the PastPerfect database system. She also assisted with researching and the setup of the new WKBN exhibit located in the Lowry A. Stewart Business and Media Archives Center.
Klacik worked at Congregation Rodef Sholom to complete the archives started in the spring by the Applied History's Practicum course. She organized and catalogued an extensive amount of archival material and create an archival system that can be used by Judaic Studies students, congregants, and anyone else interested in learning about the Congregation's history.
Both graduate assistant interns are returning to the museum this fall.
o Wuslich History Scholarship
Intern Lukas McCoy scanned newspaper clippings from a large collection, as well as expanded the index for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Bulletin, now available at www.Ohiomemory.org
o Retired lawyer and librarian, Mary Emery is adding book, pamphlet and magazine records to the online catalog, where they will be available to researchers and staff anytime, from anywhere.
o Retired electrical engineer, Val Yakimovich continues to organize blueprints from RG Steel (former Republic Warren plant) and Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. This work assisted America Makes with developing ways to interpret their “Steel Valley to Rust Belt to Tech Belt” story.